Guided Float Fishing on the Arkansas River

Arkansas River Walk Wade Guide Trips. Guide Trip Arkansas River, Colorado.

 

Full Day Float Trip Arkansas River

 Guided float fishing on the Arkansas River gives you a view that most waders will never see. "It didn't look like the same river" is a common statement following a float trip. You won't be crowded by other anglers and you'll see wildlife, canyons, and river dynamics that can only be seen by floating. On the Arkansas River, your guide will be a combination of a fly fishing guide and a whitewater master. A Fly Fishing float trip on the Arkansas is very fast paced, it will be non-stop casting and non-stop action from the time you step in the boat! The full day float trip will test your casting ability and durability. Many of our anglers come of the river needing to ice their shoulders after a full day floating the Arkansas! ***All float trips are run through Arkansas River Tours permits, our float partner for 25 years. Lunch and Refreshments are included in all Full Day trip formats. 

 

 

Half Day Float Trip Arkansas River

 A Half Day Float on the Arkansas with Royal Gorge Anglers is the quick ride to a lot of action! On the Arkansas River, your guide will be a combination of a fly fishing guide and a whitewater master. A Fly Fishing float trip on the Arkansas is very fast paced, it will be non-stop casting and non-stop action from the time you step in the boat! The half day float trip will test your casting ability, however it is typically the perfect duration for most anglers. We operate Morning, Afternoon and Evening launches specific to season (inquire for more details).  ***All float trips are run through Arkansas River Tours permits, our float partner for 25 years. 

 

 

 

Arkansas River "Half & Half"

 Start the day with half day walk wade in the morning learning fly placement, technique, etc; and then float the Arkansas in the afternoon or evening (your choice). This is one of the most popular trip formats on the Arkansas because it allows anglers to get warmed up on the river before the fast paced float begins. We recommend this format especially for anglers that wish to float, but have never fished the Arkansas or a fast paced freestone out of the boat before. You will not find a better way to experience this great Gold Medal Freestone than with the Half & Half. ***Half Day float trips are operated by our float partner, Arkansas River Tours. Lunch is NOT included on the Half & Half, and the afternoon float portion may begin at 1pm or 4pm, and will launch from our upstream base of operations (Arkansas River Tours in Cotopaxi, CO)

 

 

 

Half Day Float Brown's Canyon National Monument (Arkansas River)

 Float fishing on the Arkansas River through the newly designated Brown’s Canyon National Monument is an exciting challenge combining access to rarely fished water with spectacular scenery and Class III whitewater. We time our fishing trips to miss the whitewater rafts so we can enjoy the solitude of fishing this remarkable section of river. The river through Brown’s Canyon will clear very quickly after runoff giving us favorable conditions for casting dries or stripping streamers from rafts. The upper section provides never ending pocket water and river banks protected by overhanging willow. We do have to run some fun whitewater rapids and anglers need to be ready in the pool drop rapids that will challenge your casting ability to Brown and Rainbow trout who rarely see a fly. We will remind you to look up on occasion to enjoy the views of the Collegiate Peaks to the west or the stunning rock formations that dominate this canyon. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to fish our newest National Monument! We fish this Brown’s Canyon between Johnson’s Village and Hecla Junction depending on the length of trip you choose.
The Half Day float is suggested as an evening float due to heavy whitewater traffic during the daytime in prime summer months (Launch time of 4pm). In the Spring and Fall, with less recreational boating present, launch times of 9AM and 1PM are available. Half Day floats run for 4-5 hours depending on flow rate.
*All Brown's Canyon Floats are operated by our float partners for over 25 years, Arkansas River Tours.

 

 

 

Overnight Float Brown's Canyon National Monument (Arkansas River)

 Float fishing on the Arkansas River through the newly designated Brown’s Canyon National Monument is an exciting challenge combining access to rarely fished water with spectacular scenery and Class III whitewater. We time our fishing trips to miss the whitewater rafts so we can enjoy the solitude of fishing this remarkable section of river. The river through Brown’s Canyon will clear very quickly after runoff giving us favorable conditions for casting dries or stripping streamers from rafts. The upper section provides never ending pocket water and river banks protected by overhanging willow. We do have to run some fun whitewater rapids and anglers need to be ready in the pool drop rapids that will challenge your casting ability to Brown and Rainbow trout who rarely see a fly. We will remind you to look up on occasion to enjoy the views of the Collegiate Peaks to the west or the stunning rock formations that dominate this canyon. Don’t miss this opportunity to fish our newest National Monument! We fish this Brown’s Canyon between Johnson’s Village and Hecla Junction depending on the length of trip you choose. *The overnight trip launches at 4pm, includes Dinner and Breakfast the following day. Takeout is at Heckla Junction. Please be at Arkansas River Tours main office at around 1 PM the day of your launch. ART is located 1mile west of Cotopaxi on US 50. We will then load into a van for the trip up to the launch above Brown's Canyon. Clients are required to bring their own camping equipment, however equipment is available for rental if you do no wish to deal with that. Please see a detailed packing list and rental gear prices under trip planning at www.arkansasrivertours.com/fly-fishing. *All Brown's Canyon Floats are operated by our float partners for over 20 years, Arkansas River Tours.